Sunday, August 13, 2017

Ned Kelly Awards Shortlist

The Australian Crime Writers Association announced its shortlist for the 2017 Ned Kelly Awards, in three categories.

Best Fiction:
• An Isolated Incident, by Emily Maquire (Picador)
• Crimson Lake, by Candice Fox (Bantam)
• Out of the Ice, by Ann Turner (Simon & Schuster)
• Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly, by Adrian
McKinty (Serpent’s Tail)
• The Golden Child, by Wendy James (Commercial Women’s Fiction)
• The Rules of Backyard Cricket, by Jock Serong (Text)

Best First Fiction:
• Burn Patterns, by Ron Elliott (Fremantle Press)
• Goodwood, by Holly Throsby (Allen & Unwin)
• Only Daughter, by Anna Snoekstra (Harlequin)
• Something for Nothing, by Andy Muir (Affirm Press)
• The Dry, by Jane Harper (Pan)
• The Love of a Bad Man, by Laura Elizabeth Woollett (Scribe)

True Crime:
• Code of Silence, by Colin Dillon with Tom Gilling (Allen & Unwin)
• Denny Day, by Terry Smyth (Ebury)
• Getting Away with Murder, by Duncan McNab (Vintage)
• Murder at Myall Creek, by Mark Tedeschi (Simon & Schuster)
• The Drowned Man, by Brendan James Murray (Echo)

Winners will be announced on September 1 during the annual Ned Kelly Awards Presentation in Melbourne.

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